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Karate instructor accused of secretly recording children

May. 17, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A karate instructor is accused of secretly videotaping children changing clothes at a martial arts school in North Dakota. Police say 23-year-old Adler Scheer was questioned after a 13-year-old girl found a cellphone in record mode in the dressing room at Bismarck ATA Martial Arts. A...

Activists' lawyers: Sheriff should defend anti-protest laws

May. 16, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for oil pipeline opponents are fighting a South Dakota sheriff's attempt to be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging new state laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom should remain...

North Dakota to appeal ruling in suit against opioid maker

May. 15, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the state will appeal the dismissal of the state's lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin over opioid abuse. South Central District Judge James Hill on Friday threw out the state's claim that Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma minimized...

Correction: Death and Disappearance-Congress story

May. 15, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story May 14 about legislation in Congress known as Savanna's Act, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Urban Indian Health Institute, which is the research division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, had endorsed the bill. It was the Seattle Indian Health Board...

Judge: No site permit needed for refinery near national park

May. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has ruled that regulators properly refrained from getting involved in a dispute over the location of an $800 million oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, sparing developers from a potentially lengthy delay in construction. The Public Service...

Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America's heartland

May. 14, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When President Donald Trump began talking about tariffs in 2017, Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer suspected that her crop could become a weapon. Two years later, she and her family are watching the commodity markets on an hourly basis as an escalating trade war between the...

The Latest: Trump administration ups tariff talk on China

May. 11, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tariffs standoff between the United States and China (all times local): 6:50 p.m. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says his office is preparing to impose tariffs on the $300 billion in Chinese products that aren't already facing import taxes, another...

North Dakota to sue Washington state over oil train standard

May. 10, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is preparing to sue Washington state over a new Washington law requiring oil shipped by rail through that state to have more of its volatile gases removed, which supporters say would reduce the risk of explosive and potentially deadly derailments. North Dakota officials...

Pence says US working 'hour by hour' on China trade deal

May. 9, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

GLYNDON, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday the Trump administration is working "literally hour by hour" to reach a trade agreement with China, as the deadline loomed on a U.S. threat to raise tariffs on Chinese imports. Flanked by farmers and ranchers invited to a northwestern Minnesota...

4 face charges in alleged riot at North Dakota youth prison

May. 8, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have charged four teenagers with multiple felonies in adult court for what they described at a riot last year at North Dakota's youth prison. The four are accused of assaulting staff while trying to escape on Jan. 28, 2018, from the Youth Correctional Center outside of...